The god from a lump of clay is the testimony of man. In spite of your imperfections, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Despite the imperfections that plague what you have, you can get amazingly realities from it by the Spirit of God, faith, wisdom and courage.
Cultivate the habit of spending time with yourself. As you do this, you will experience self-discovery, and true transformation will characterize your experiences.
Your humanity with all its imperfections is a gift from God to you. So learn to accept yourself and be grateful to God.
Learn to accept yourself in spite of your imperfections. Your ability to do this is your secret to true and lasting metamorphosis.
To create metamorphosis in whatever you are doing, you need to make tough decisions, and the strength to do this, comes through prayer. Failure to pray leads to unhealthy compromise.
You see, people are going to try to define you by the things around you.
There’s nothing wrong with noticing your negative external circumstances, but then look at somewhere else. Don’t obsess about it. Your God is bigger than your circumstances. Don’t fixate on them.
Change is a constant in the equation of life. New realities emerge every day.
A sound self-image is an image that has nothing to do with your success, failure, or circumstances.
Had the devil succeeded in altering the way Jesus saw Himself, he would have instantly distorted the self-image of Christ, and then taken control of the destiny of Jesus. Jesus did not fall for the trick.
Not surprisingly, Jesus did not allow his immediate and temporary circumstances to affect how He saw Himself. He knew that appearances don’t last. Circumstances are never permanent.
My mum made me feel as though I was the only perfect child. In fact, she kept saying that if every child was like me, then she would have had twenty children!
It might interest you to know that your circumstances are powerful psychological reflectors. The things that go on around you can paint a picture of who you apparently are.
No matter how old you are, the words of your parents to you in your childhood will continue to play back in your mind. They invariably contribute to forming your self-image.
You accept certain things about yourself based on what the mirror has shown you through the years. Your self-image is based on reflections from different reflectors.
If he could get Jesus to doubt His Sonship, Satan would then replace that self-image with a distorted version that would allow him to sabotage the mission of Christ.
You experience transformation when you can look into the scriptures and see what the Holy Spirit is showing you, rather than see what you have been conditioned by religion to see.
I’ll rather preach a sermon that’ll help a man become a better father, than argue about how many angels can stand on top of a pin!
Assume personal responsibility for your outcomes, and become a partner with God in creating your own miracles.